Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Steve Buscemi’s bootlegger has had to grow more coldly ruthless or be run out of Atlantic City.
Game of Thrones, HBO
Wormily played by Jack Gleeson, the occupier of the Iron Throne throws hissy fits that end in massacres. Caligula’s mini-me.
Breaking Bad, AMC
He’s now so corrupted by his drug-empire ambitions, his wife wishes he’d die of cancer. Bryan Cranston makes this creep fascinatingly repugnant.